Supporting the Policy Environment for Economic Development

Special Economic Zones

International experience provides examples of SEZ stimulating transformative development, but it also provides many examples of SEZ that have failed to deliver significant growth and in some cases have resulted in losses where poorly located and designed zones failed to attract investors. Mozambique is pursuing SEZ as a tool for diversifying the economy. The question SPEED sought to address in its research was Can the existing SEZ program deliver broad based economic growth?

The reports and presentation below provide an overview of the existing SEZ program in Mozambique and include a review and assessment of the goals and objectives, legislation, institutional regime, regulatory framework, processes and procedures, development opportunities and requirements in the context of global experience. The report makes recommendations for enhancing the development impact of Mozambique's SEZ program

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